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playing flash video on kiosk at startup

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I have been tasked to build a flash video that will play in a continuous loop on an unattended monitor.

It will be on an XP machine running IE8 and will have Watchdog software to reboot in the event of a shutdown.

I plan on putting an html file in the startup folder that has the flash file embedded.

I want it to autostart on launch and play full screen without any "chrome".

So far, all I have been able to accomplish is the autostart.

I do not seem to be able to get it full screen without the browser chrome showing.

I am using a swf file, but because this is locally hosted, I could use an flv file if this would make like any easier.

Any suggestions?
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Question by:David Brugge
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Install Autohotkey. Give the start up html a nice title, so Autohotkey can detect it, and send the full screen key (F11).
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Sorry, this is playing on a dozen overhead monitors in an airport. There will not be anyone available to press any hot keys.

Thanks for the suggestion.
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Kimputer did not suggest you manually press the keys, but to let Autokey press that key automatically for you :)
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Yes, I'm just now reading up and catching on. I was going to get a basic understanding before I wrote an apology, but prior to my gaining full grasp of the process, my apologies for jumping the gun.
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by:David Brugge
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By golly. I had been looking at AutoIt, but AutoHotkey seems to be much simpler.

Combining it with launching IE in kiosk mode seems to be the way to go.

Thanks!

Now I just have to get rid of that pesky message whenever I try to run a local script on IE.
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by:David Brugge
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Thanks for a really good suggestion. In looking at the AutoIt suggestion, I realized that I could simply write a batch file (.bat) and put it in the startup folder.

Points to Kimputer for a good workable suggestion, and a few points to Dan for getting my attention.
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